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New project part two

  Posted by johnhattan, 24 February 2011 - - - - - - · 227 views

Well, the angriestprogrammer.com project has spawned a successor. And the successor came from its sheer overengineering. Even though my little database/XML/PHP driven comic compositor could've been simpler than it was, I gave it a few extra capabilities. Namely the capability to overlay several...

On the book section

Posted by johnhattan, 31 January 2011 - - - - - - · 436 views

I'll be the first to say that Gamedev's old book section was a steaming pile. Most of the books were out of print. Many significant titles were missing. The search only worked sometimes. It was just a problem, and much of that problem came from the fact that it was almost never updated. The only person who added new books was me, and the only books...

My new project

  Posted by johnhattan, 24 January 2011 - - - - - - · 310 views

Okay, I hinted on it on <Insert Social Network Here> a couple of times. And I've been rolling the technical specifics around in my head for a couple of months. So I took about ten days full-time to implement the back-end. And now it's done.

It's my own webcomic, The Angriest Programmer In...

New gamedev!

  Posted by johnhattan, 09 January 2011 - - - - - - · 258 views

Hey, it's my first blog post on the new gamedev.net!

For the record, we were fully aware that gamedev was suffering from severe bitrot for years. While I'm sure you'll see more info from developers more closely associated with the project, the main difference is that we're now using a commercial third-party content management system...

Chromium App Store thought-collection

  Posted by johnhattan, 10 December 2010 - - - - - - · 208 views
Warning: this is a bigass unordered pile of random technical thoughts.

I'm just trying to collect my thoughts as to how I'd sell Bulldozer on the Chrome App Store so people could pay a buck, slap it on their ChromeOS netbooks, and start playing. ChromeOS has two different kinds of apps, "packaged" apps, which are zipfiles containing a...